"Each year, thousands of beloved companions succumb to heatstroke and suffocation when left in parked cars. It happens most often when people make quick stops—the dry cleaners, the bank or the local deli. Folks, we need to be clear on this: It takes only minutes for your pet to face death—and it doesn’t have to be that hot out. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can reach 160 degrees. Even with the windows cracked." Sourced from http://www.aspca.org/blog/it-takes-only-minutes-please-dont-leave-pets-hot-cars
Hiking Restrictions for Dogs:
Enjoy the Dog Park at Lake Alma!
This dog park has access to the lake so your dog can frolic and swim to his/her heart's content! This is a state lake, please visit their website for more information. During the summer, note you should check the advisories on their web page for water conditions (click below).
~ towels for drying wet fur & feet
~ leash and collar
~ ID tags (very important!)
~ water bottle and dish for traveling
~ crate with comfy bedding
~ plastic baggies for cleaning up messes
~ bones or familiar toys for those times when you may need to leave your pet alone
~ litter pan for cats
~ water proof mat for food & water bowls
~ keep your vet's phone number handy
Pets:We accept cats, and dogs who are well behaved, quiet, housebroken, and non-aggressive.
Limit: There is a limit of 3 pets. No weight limit or breed exclusion for dogs.
Price: We will charge a one-time fee of $30 for the first pet, and pets 2 & 3 stay for free! (Most places charge for extra pets.)
No Fleas, Please: As a courtesy to all future guests, pets must be flea-free.
Dirty Dogs: We hope your pets have fun here, but please do not bring dirty dogs into the cottage. Plan to bring towels to wipe off wet or dirty fur. Dogs are not permitted in the Jacuzzi, hair will clog our septic system. Bathing should take place outside; you can use the water spigot on the side of the cottage or take warm water outside in our bucket.
Furniture: If you know your dog or cat will be on the couches or beds, bring clean sheets or blankets to completely cover the furniture (two couches, two beds).
Crates: If you leave your dog or cat unattended at the cottage, it must be confined in a crate. A pet left alone in strange surroundings is very likely to express it's frustration by chewing, scratching or marking it's surroundings which, in this case, would be the cottage.
Leashes & tags: Dogs must be kept on a leash when outside the cottage. They may encounter other dogs, see a deer or other wild creature, or find other interesting diversions which would encourage them to run. Dog visitors in the Hocking Hills are, unfortunately, routinely lost in the miles of woods because the owners did not keep them leashed. (ID tags are highly recommended in case they do get loose). We do not permit harassment of local wildlife or domestic animals. If we observe your dog running loose, you will be asked to vacate the cottage and you forfeit your deposit and balance due.
Barking: While we expect to hear dogs bark, persistent barking should be attended to.
Messes: Please clean up after your dog around the cottage property. We have provided a pooper-scooper and garbage can, and doggie poop bags. Any deposits left in the wooded area are OK.
Damage: Any damage to the cottage property which is caused by your pet, will be charged to you in accordance with our Rental Agreement.